Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.

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Hammers and nails

When you're holding a hammer in the air, everything begins to look like a nail. That's the essence of a smart new piece by Michael Liebow, Vice President of Web Services for IBM's Global Services Division.

February 24, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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Out of the box

What does SOA mean for the future of the software industry? Who wins and who loses?

February 22, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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OASIS is not an island

It just seemed too good to be true -- that people from all across theindustry could put their minds together, collaborate, and come up withsolutions and methods that can automate and advance the competitiveness of our businesses. Now, a calcified, creaky, and lopsided patent structure threatens to gum up the two best things we have going for us in this decade -- Web services and open source.

February 22, 2005 by

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SOA: Who's running this show?

I heard from Loosely Coupled's Phil Wainewright the other day, who shared the results of an SOA management market survey he just published. Loosely Coupled took a hard look at the 14 vendors that play in this space, and estimates that the size of the market stood at about $60 million at the end of 2004.

February 21, 2005 by

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The new alignment

The SOA wave -- which promises to embed business processes in code -- will drivetighter alignment between business and IT, according to a recent piece in Optimize Magazine. Citing Forrester Research analyst Randy Heffner, the article makes the case that IT development roles and responsibilities are shifting.

February 17, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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SSDL: the new WSDL?

Just when the world is starting to figure out the nuances and applications of WSDL (Web Services Description Language), a new way of describing Web services messages has been thrown into the mix. A new "experimentalframework" for Web Services description -- called the SOAP Service Description Language (SSDL) -- has just been released.

February 17, 2005 by

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